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Infant Dies at Day Care Facility

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Lauren Lopez4 years ago

An investigation report has been released by the Michigan Department of Human Services and another separate police investigation launched regarding the death of five-month-old infant. The boy was found dead in a day care facility after being put down for a nap.

About the Michigan Day Care Death

On September 10, the five-month-old arrived at the day care facility around 9:15 a.m.  According to the Grand Haven Tribune, the child was reported to have been “fussy” since his arrival and was administered a quarter teaspoon of child’s liquid acetaminophen at noon. The caregiver did not have written permission to administer medication to the infant.

The child was put down for a nap at 1:30 p.m. and checked on at 1:40. He was not checked on again until the mother’s arrival at 2:45 p.m. When the mother attempted to wake her child, she found him blue in the face and not breathing. She attempted CPR but the child was pronounced dead that afternoon at a local hospital.

The day care facility has had its license suspended until further investigation, but the Michigan Department of Human Services has given notice of their intent to permanently revoke the license.

Daycare Facility Violations

Jan’s Daycare, the facility that was caring for the infant, has been found to have violated the following:

  • Appropriate care and supervision
  • Infant supervision and sleeping
  • Two counts of bedding and sleeping equipment requirements
  • Children’s records regulations
  • Two counts of ratio of caregiving staff to children
  • Medication administrative procedures

On the day of the incident, the day care was found to have been taking care of 15 children under the age of seven, with only 2 caregivers present. The state required one care giver for every four children under the age of 30 months. Ten of the children were younger than 30 months.

Autopsy Results

While the police investigation is still on-going, a preliminary autopsy has not found any signs of trauma. Upon receiving a final autopsy report, authorities will choose which action to take against the daycare.

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